The News

Beaumont Fire Rescue units responded to a residential fire in the 1200 block of Roberts Street in Beaumont at about 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 29.

According tot he news release from the Beaumont Fire Department, when firefighters arrived at the residence they found flames licking out from the front window of the home. Firefighters were able to confine the fire to one room.

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Port Arthur Police are investigating a report of an aggravated kidnapping that happened at about 3 a.m. on April 28 at the Fuel Depot Convenience Store on West Gulfway Drive in Port Arthur.

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The King of the Texas Renaissance Festival is in a celebratory mood over the 40th anniversary of the nation’s largest and most acclaimed Renaissance festival. To thank all of his visitors and fans for 40 wonderful years, the King has announced that tickets will go on sale for one day only at a discounted rate on Saturday, May 3 at $9 for adults and $4 for kids (one third the regular gate price).

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Beaumont Animal Services personnel are investigating an incident that occurred Saturday, April 26, in which a young resident was bitten by a bat.

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The Rotary of Beaumont is anticipating the arrival of the El Paso Independent School District Board of Managers president, who will be in Southeast Texas to share what the experience of state takeover will be like for the Beaumont Independent School District.

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